Cavan town developed around its markets, which were many. This was the new market square, opened in 1855. The old market up to then was held at the top of Bridge Street. It was especially known for goods such as potatoes, butter and turf. The entry was marked by an arch and the current Post Office building used to be the Court House. Markets continued to be held here until the middle of the Twentieth Century.
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Cavan officially became part of Ulster in 1584 when Breffni was shired and became the county of Cavan.